Monday, July 02, 2007 and Recognize Top Diabetes Web Sites and Blogs and Recognize Top Diabetes Web Sites and Blogs

PR Newswire via NewsEdge Corporation :

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (, a leading online consumer health destination, today announced awards for the top Web sites and blogs dedicated to educating and supporting individuals living with diabetes and fostering the online diabetes community.'s First Annual Top Site Awards recognize the Web's best sites, from individual blogs to small Web sites, committed to providing personal, quality information, support and inspiration to patients, caregivers, and their friends and family. Each of The HealthCentral Network's (THCN) 26 condition-specific Web sites will be honoring the top destinations in their communities with Top Site Awards. The recipients of the award share's mission in highlighting the patient voice in health information.

"We rely greatly on the advice and personal experiences of friends and family in all facets of life and managing a health condition is no different," said Chris Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "This year's Top Sites recognize the importance of sharing and learning from other people who have real life experience dealing with diabetes and join in providing trusted, personal information and support to the diabetes community."

A team of experts from THCN's diabetes site,, chose this year's top diabetes sites after reviewing and analyzing the most popular and influential Web sites focused on living with diabetes.

"When I was first able to get online, my mentors on the Web's first virtual diabetes support group and later on many other diabetes Web sites taught me almost all that I know about the condition," said David Mendosa, founder of Top Site award winner and Expert Patient on THCN's "When I started in February 1995, I was able to give back in some measure. All of us have so much to share. We can be both mentor and mentee as we support each other and make our community so much stronger."

    The 2007 Top Diabetes Sites:
    Diabetes Mine                 
    Six Until Me                    
    Diabetes Monitor             
    Daily Diabetic                  
    David Mendosa                
    Diabetes Update              
    Close Concerns                
    Diabetes Self-Management 
    Diabetes Notes                
    Scott's Web Log              
About the HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( is a new and unique online offering, comprised of more than 30 health and highly specific condition web properties. Each site provides timely, interactive, in-depth, and trusted medical information from organizations including Harvard Health Publications among others, and connections to leading experts and thousands of people who share their related experiences and inspiration.

The HealthCentral Network was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Ventures, Sequoia Capital, The Carlyle Group and Allan & Company, and has built a management team that combines decades of experience in interactive media and medical, science, and news journalism. The company received top recognition from the International Health and Medical Media Awards with a 2006 FREDDIE Award for and the Health Care Standard of Excellence WebAward from the Web Marketing Association.

SOURCE The HealthCentral Network, Inc.


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